29 June 2024

Armed Forces Day


Keep up to date with the latest from the Armed Forces Day team.

FA Cup final duties for Armed Forces personnel

Saturday’s FA Cup final between Arsenal and Aston Villa at Wembley was a big occasion for five lucky Servicemen and women. They carried out a variety of ceremonial duties during the match, which saw Arsenal lift the cup after a dominant 4-0 win. Sergeant Adam Fowler (Royal Marines), Chief Petty Officer Samantha Covey (Royal Navy), […]

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Show your support – #SaluteOurForces!

This year we are encouraging Armed Forces Day supporters to send us photos of them saluting for the hard work and dedication of our servicemen and women across the globe. You can submit your photos in several ways. Tweet @ArmedForcesDay using #SaluteOurForces. Comment on one of our Facebook posts. Or email us at armedforcesdayuk@gmail.com.   We […]

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Guildford’s Gearing Up for Armed Forces Day

The centrepiece of this year’s Armed Forces Day celebrations will be the National Event, hosted by the historic Surrey county town of Guildford. We’ve announced an exciting programme of activities for Armed Force Day on 27 June which will feature a fly-past of current and historic aircraft including the World famous Red Arrows, the Battle […]

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What’s Going on Near You?

Communities right across the country will celebrate Armed Forces Day organising events in the week of 21 June. Parades and flypasts are some of the most popular events at many AFD events, but there will be many other interesting displays to see and activities to try at your local celebration. We’ve spoken to a few […]

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Armed Forces Day has a new look!

Welcome to our brand new Armed Forces Day 2015 website. It still has the same vital information about Armed Forces Day events up and down the country, and in the coming weeks we’ll also bring you exciting news about our Armed Forces, and activities and events in the lead up to the big day! You […]

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Veterans celebrated at VE Day 70th anniversary

The nation’s veterans were honoured as part of this year’s commemorations for the 70th anniversary of VE Day. The events included a Service of Remembrance and a national 2 minute silence, the lighting of more than 200 beacons right across the UK, a spectacular commemorative concert , a Service of Thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey and a parade […]

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100 Day Countdown to Armed Forces Day 2015

Today (Thursday) marks exactly 100 days until Armed Forces Day 2015, taking place on Saturday 27 June! This year’s Armed Forces Day national event is in Guildford, and event organisers have announced a spectacular programme of activities for military personnel and their families, veterans and members of the public to make this a truly memorable […]

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Salute the Best of British Armed Forces

Armed Forces Day is a chance to say thank you to our Armed Forces for the sterling work they do, and last month (February) more than 100 Service men and women were honoured for their service to the country. Here we take a closer look at three of those awarded for their exceptional bravery: Victoria Cross […]

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Step Up and Hold an Event to Salute Our Forces!

Are you fond of our Armed Forces? Do you have a passion for parades? Are you a sucker for street parties? If so, why not show your support for our Servicemen and women this summer by holding your own Armed Forces Day celebrations in your area? Armed Forces Day takes place on Saturday 27 June […]

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Guildford to host 2015 Armed Forces Day

Next year’s Armed Forces Day celebrations will take place in the historic town of Guildford. Armed Forces Day is an opportunity for the nation to show its support for the men and women serving in the armed forces. This year, the flagship event in Stirling gave the public the chance to celebrate the work our […]

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